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CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 9:00pm EDT
>> tonight we start at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i think they had deep respect and affection for each other. >> it was as close to her how many town. she would own most of this block going back a couple acres, which mean she owned a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. there was a lot of tragedy in martha washington's life, she lost her first husband. she was raised a rich woman. now, what that means in 18th century is not familiesly what it means today. >> when she marries george washington she brings with her to mount vernon 12 house slaves, and that is really almost an unimaginable luxury. >> it takes her 10 days to travel here to valley
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
centered on peace commemorating the 50t 50th anniversary of martin luther king's march on washington. is there any way we could be firing rockets at syria before he delivers that speech? >> i seriously doubt that number one for the optics, number two, the u.n. in texters are on the ground. we expect the administration to release a case publicly that gets away from the circumstance case that you and i are talking about and present a more factual case, specific examples of how the assad regime went forward with this. that's what we're expecting. i don't expect this to happen today while the president is speaking, although it is a much anticipated speech, the 50t 50th affords of the "i have a dream" speech that culminated with the march on washington 50 years ago. >> thank you so much, live from washington. >> the iranian stream leader says intervention in syria by the u.s. would be a "disaster." david jackson is on the ground in lebanon. thank you for joining us. what's the reaction in the middle east to the supreme leader's statement this morning? >> morgan, across the board, it's all
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am EDT
washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsies were martha's. that was simply the common name. >> the smaller farm she's reference ing? >> smaller, it wa
CBS
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
on washington. we are sharing them. it is 7:11.  junk keys junkies junki rise and shine for school, kids. this is a picture of amber makel who is a junior in high school. this is her. it is not a selfie, she looks great. thank you for tweeting this, amber. what about this? this sharp young man, this is dominic jones, ready for kindergarten at imagine foundation. that is so cute. have a great day and great year, dominic. thanks for sending a picture. i love the students in their uniform. they are the cutest thing in their ties. they look so professional. first day of school in calvert, maryland. more pictures should be coming in. you high schoolers tweet us@myfoxdc. we have seen some cute ones. the little uniform. looking like a businessman ready to go to school. love it. >> i know. i asked the kids, what is your job? >> we are students. >> it is. you have to take it seriously. >> did you take it seriously? >> we are a close group of co-workers. what is going on out there? >> the fog is thick in spots. not so much in the city although we have it along the potomac. i have
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
speaking, turkey, saudi arabia and cutter. >> washington and london compared to -- prepared for possible strikes against serial -- serious military targets. >> let's go now to washington and our correspondent there. what is the latest you are hearing about how the talks have been going in the u.n.? >> russia and china did not back the draft resolution, condemning their use of chemical weapons by the assad regime and asking for permission to take all necessary measures to protect civilians. the draft resolution would authorize force to protect civilians from chemical weapons. it was not a big surprise, at least not for me. after a meeting in the security council, the ambassadors in france and the united kingdom came together in a meeting behind closed doors and now they are consulting with governments in paris, london and washington. i don't expect any u.n. resolution today or tomorrow. >> the british foreign secretary says talks at the u.n. need to go on for a few more days. does that mean an imminent attack is off the table? >> i don't think this is true. i think the americans and briti
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
approaches this situation is a top priority. "the washington post" published something online that u.s.,s details about the that the budget has grown enormously since 9/11, that the cia is far bigger than outside experts had estimated, that the u.s. is involved in new cyber programs to attack other programs in countries. this information has never been released despite efforts from outside folks. does the president believe this is helpful now and the current climate to have discussion about the details about how the u.s. is spending its money in these departments to get a better understanding, as he said, make the public comfortable with how this money is being spayed and what type of programs are being used? -- that storyhed was published since i walked out here. i'm not in a position to comment on a specific story. the president believes that strengthening public confidence in these programs is important to the success of these programs. there is little debate about the fact these programs are critical to our national security, that they have made a role in protecting the homeland
Comedy Central
Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
quite a high price tag. >> the "washington post," the city's legendary yet struggling newspaper sold to one of the country's wealthiest men, amazon.com chairman jeff bezos. >> the "washington post" is is now owned by the head of amazon and its 14 print subscribers are already noticing one difference because the paper now comes in ludicrously wasteful packaging. but i will say they've made it much easier to return the news if you don't like it. still, this acquisition raises some big questions. first, how do you pronounce that guy's name? (pronouncing it differently n) i don't know. secondly, are you sure that this is a good investment? >> for 0 years the "washington post" has been owned by the grand family earning a reputation for top investigative journalism. but like most papers, it struggled over the past ten years. >> its circulation is half what it was in '93. >> it lost more than $50 million last year. >> john: oh, my god. i think i get it. this is just bezos' car wash. it's a front for a massive meth operation. say his name it's he euvment senbezos. so if this is not a money m
PBS
Aug 5, 2013 4:30pm PDT
shocker. the washington post company sells its number and publishing assets to amazon.com founder. the deal capped the day of big news in print, online and in television. >> looser lending. new reports say banks are lowering standards for businesses, consumer and home buyers. does it signal a return to the bad old days of too easy credit? >> home grown, walmart pledges to buy american made goods. how it could affect manufacturing. we kick off a special series called made in america. >> it was a stunning late day capper today to a day of major news affecting the newspapers you read, the websites you visit, the tv networks you watch, and the cable systems you may subscribe to. amazon.com founder and ceo is buying the publishing business of the washington post company. which includes the fames newspaper for $250 million. the post long run by members of the eugene meyer and graham families reached the peak of its fame for tough reporting, during the watergate era. baso says, i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c., and our nation, and the post's values will n
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
-span. programs on every first lady, from martha washington. tonight, elizabeth munro and catherine adams. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ >> elizabeth monroe was a true partner in her husband's career. they were a love story and absolutely devoted to each other. elizabeth monroe had a well- developed sense of style and image. this is a woman who knew how to carry herself with great elegance. >> it is called the era of good feeling. >> this is a woman who spoke french. >> very great beauty. she received is seldom anything in the white house. she hated it. >> dignity, civility. those are the words that come to mind. >> elizabeth monroe served as first lady from 1817 to 1825 as a time known as the era of good feeling. coming up, we will explore her life and what were not always happy times inside the white house for this woman born into a well-to-do new york family. she married james monroe at the age of 17 and traveled new york extensively with him. she brought with her to the white house a certain french
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
cord, tacoma washington. >> a short time okay t hamid karzi reacted to the bales' sentencing >> a life sentence to him or a death sentence to him will not bring back our children that he killed. if will not bring back the happiness of those families and will not replace the loss that the afghan nation suffered. >>> karzi also said he does not back capital punishment and asked that the u.s. provided compensation to the families of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do no
PBS
Aug 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on washington remains a seminal moment in american history. tonight, we kick off a series of discussions to mark the anniversary. >> we've forgotten most of the >> brown: and remembering a stalwart of american political journalism. we look back at the career of the long-time reporter, columnist and t.v. commentator, jack germond. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. >> brown: the political crisis in egypt reached a new turning point today. security forces made good on a pledge to sweep away sit-ins that sprang up after the military ousted president mohammed morsi in late june. the country's health ministry reported at least 235 civilians and 4
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
the new york time yesterday and also washington post and as you said, a lot of social media and other important media in the western world -- >> it's getting worse. the problem is that they are not even that sophisticated, i mean, in fact, we saw how -- we know that some of them are what we call -- they do not launch complex attacks, but those attacks are out there launching and working. that's my big concern now. >> we've heard for years that cyber attacks could take out power grids, financial markets, banks and officials have done drills and simulated attacks. we're going to show you one called cyber shock wave, produced by the bipartisan policy center, including a whole officials. >> the country's internet system is now slowing down to a virtual crawl. communications with financial trading houses are almost at a stand still. >> it is an active war. you turn off everybody's cell phone, you don't allow them to bank, work, communicate be this is an attack on the united states. it may not be a bomb, but it's much more significant than a bomb going off. >> scary simulation there. what s
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT
but is it just a ploy to sell books? >>> should marijuana be decriminalized. it is in washington state. >>> and i'm abby huntsman. how do people feel about men and women in power, like their bosses? we'll report how men and women see men and women in power on "the cycle" on august 19th, 2013. ♪ >>> shout out to carol king. we begin with egypt as america focuses on that $1.5 billion in aid we give egypt each year. more than 800 people are confirmed dead since wednesday. that number is expected to go higher. adding the potential for more unrest is this. hosni mubarak might be released while awaiting trial. over the weekend, 25 off-duty egyptian policemen were executed in an ambush. also, 36 prisoners were killed while in custody. there are varying accounts as to what happened there. we're going to take a two-pronged approach. first, the international implications and then the domestic, political side of it here in america. for that we have two people who know. former white house mideast adviser, ambassador mark ginsburg. for the politics of it all, dana millbank. first to you, am
LINKTV
Aug 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and washington. also coming up on the program, 'spporters of zimbabwe president celebrate israel action as the opposition cries foul. syria's latest frontline -- rebels launch an attack on the port city. two wheels good, four wheels bad. why cyclists are taking over london. thank you for joining us. iran's new president has been sworn in at the official ceremony and he called for dialogue to improve iran's international relations. at home, he said he would work to improve the lives of ordinary citizens and reduce government interference. he took his first steps in parliament as iran's new president, sworn in before politicians and foreign dignitaries. in his speech, he promised to sue a path of moderation. pivotal and central is wisdom and rationality. moderation and balance. balancing idealism and realism. >> his language appears to mark a critchley or separation from the policy of his out assessor, mahmoud ahmadinejad. a message to the world and to the iranian public. should be trusted and we should speak to them honestly. the government should reduce the economic and cultural interve
LINKTV
Aug 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
. >> no decision yet in washington but a clear message that there is a case for a military strike. >> if we are saying, in a clear and decisive, but very limited way, we send the crop -- a shot across the bow saying stop doing that that could have a positive impact on our national security in the long term and may have an impact in the terms that chemical weapons are not used again on civilians. >> a limited strike is in the cards, but could be later rather than sooner. there is pressure on washington to wait until you and inspectors on the ground have made their reports -- until you and inspectors -- until u.n. inspectors on the ground have made their reports. a majority is in doubt and house of commons -- in doubt in the house of commons. the government has had the following line with opposition demands. >> the motion they're putting for tomorrow reflects the prime minister's recognition -- the notion we are putting forward -- the motion we are putting forward tomorrow reflects the prime minister's recognition -- >> and it is not just certain british m.p.'s who doubt the choice of a stri
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am EDT
. >>> meanwhile, a stunner the world of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the argument that the world needs to do something but only to a opinion. patty culhane. al jazeera washington. >> mike, the administration direction has changed drastically, what happened? >> that is a testament to not only the power of the images, the horrific images but the testament to the power and ability to distribute those images. remember this happened last wednesday. thursday the president gave an uf statement that says we need to act within the auspices of international law. then the need for international inspectors, then the images continued to pour in. the international investigators set, assad needs to let the investigators in. the administration says there is little doubt that assad was responsible then yesterday we heard that extremely strong statements from secretary kerry in part to galvanize public opinion where he called it a moral obscenity and culminated by today where joe biden said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible. >> mike, the american people are wary of any military involvement in syria. how does the president sell this military action? >> what's impo
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 3:00pm EDT
comments from the ambassador there. the washington side from you if we stop giving aid to egypt, then, yes, vladimir putin might come in. then we lose a key ally or change a key ally in that important region. so what has washington got to consider here? >> well, the ambassador was talking about how it all is naval gazing. that, of course, is the great national past time here in the capital. i've just left today's white house briefing that was dominated by that very question of what will happen to that aid. as you would expect, they're making no commitment one way or the other. found many ways to deflect that over the hour. the good news, perhaps, is that congress is still out of session for another few weeks, so no decision actually needs to be made. they won't be forcing anybody's hand. they can wait and see how things develop here. there was no appetite for suspending aid before this most recent crackdown, as we saw on the hill before they left town. obviously, this could change. it seems to me that the administration is saying, all right, we've got a little breathing room, not in terms
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that was water. the river came in much closer. it is now washington. as you walk that in fact was the nec as you come in from now the south bend and to boston. it was one of dozens to occupy the gigantic boston harbor and the british had the needy. they kept the entrance open so they could get provisions whether they be from england or from canada. this meant that even though they were completely surrounded by land, boston as a british occupied garrison wasn't going to start. in june of 1775 and this was a battle like none other to it like a terrified young spectator event for those not only living in boston, but in towns around all of the roots of boston were filled with people watching as more than 2,000 regulars made their way across the harbor and the charles river to the charlestown peninsula and began the assault that would erupt into the battle of bunker hill. so this was something viewed by anyone here and then there would settle into a stalemate that would then have george washington archive and that would change anything. and then eventually in march 17, 1776, the british would be forc
CNBC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am EDT
washington post," the paper battles falling circulation. what does this mean for the business of media? more analysis with bertha coombs from the states. and also, we take the pulse of the solar industry with edward guinness, ceo of guinness alternative energy fund. got any thoughts or comments, please e-mail us, worldwide@cnbc.com. we kick off in the corporate sector. a bit of a sell-off for want of a spin-off. sony shares dropping more than 5% after the japanese firm rejected investor dan loeb's plan to spin off part of its entertainment arm. some losses after the hedge fund said it would keep talking with sony to find more shareholder value. in a letter to third point, the ceo defended keeping full control of the entertainment unit, saying it helped to drive synergies. sony agreed to sharpen its earnings picture when it comes to disclosing movie and music revenues. you said they wouldn't really bend to dan loeb's influence. where does this leave him now? >> well, i think the fact of the matter is that if there is more recognition about the fact that the japanese companies move a lot more
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 6:30pm PDT
of the invasion with iraq. washington said any action it takes would be based on national security needs. >> in london, a big cameron has been laying out his case for military intervention as parliament there debates the issue. >> lively debate in london's house of commons as lawmakers debate whether britain should intervene with military measures in syria. prime minister david cameron said the use of chemical weapons in syria demanded a strong response. he said britain would exhaust all the options but warned that his government was not prepared to insist on unanimous support. >> you could have a situation in a country where it's country was literally annihilating people in the country, but because of one veto on the security council you would be hampered from taking any action. >> the opposition labor party is expected to vote against the government motion, which asks parliament to approve military action in principle. a second vote still be necessary to authorize a tax. that will not be before united nations inspectors in serial finish their work. on saturday, they are to leave the co
PBS
Aug 6, 2013 6:30pm PDT
that brought down a presidency. amazon founder jeff bezos is to buy the washington post. >> a big anniversary on mars. the one-year anniversary of the curiosity rover on the surface of the red planet. >> thanks for joining us. a court in hungary has convicted for right-wing extremist for murders in 2008 and 2009. three received life sentences and a fourth man got a 14-year sentence. >> hon. officials have been accused of moving slowly to investigate the crimes -- hungarian officials have been accused of moving slowly. >> hostility toward minorities has grown in hungary in recent years. a far-right party has become the third largest in parliament. >> the men shot dead one victim was she was sleeping. they also set a house on the buyer. and those inside tried to escape, they shot dead a child and his father. >> the accused are guilty as charged. they are sentenced to life in prison without parole. >> she is the mother of the man killed while fleeing his burning home. she says authorities botched investigations. >> there are many strange things about this case. the problem is that little things
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 11:00pm EDT
hosted by the stemson center in washington, d.c. included analysts like stuart bolin, inspector general for iraq reconstruction and his recent report arguing that a the u.s. does not have a well executed plan to implement and oversee the reconstruction efforts. defense department and u.n. officials also participated in the discussion. this is an hour and a half. >> good morning everyone. i am ellen laipson and i'm delighted to welcome you to the stimson center for this muggy of this conversation about war and peace new tools for messy transition. we are gathering at the time that we can see the end of both the iraq and afghanistan engagement, and this event in a way is pivoted around the offer by the special inspector general for the iraqi reconstruction to present some of the findings for the final report so the special inspector general office created in 2004 is now completing its work so it is a moment of reflection and looking back at what are some of the lessons of iraq, but we know that iraq is such an out liar and may be such an exception in the kind of engagement both the united
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that is -- the exaggerate, i don't think any of us can overstate the difficulty that is being encountered in washington now. this is a clear result in london, and leaves united states high and drive. on the other hand, look at how the drums have been beating this week. even absent the crucial pieces of informing require which had is who did this thing. we may not know what happened but we may not know who authorized it. let me just pause our rea. paul is on capitol hill. first let's go to the white house, what are you hearing? >> the administration is doubling down. it has been crossed once before by the administration own estimation, earlier this year. but the images that we saw coming across television screens over the course of the last several days really changed the tone here in washington. talk about this before. the president most recently in an interview with pbs that aired last night, called for a clear and decisive way to send a shock across the bow of the regime. clearly, the president is talking in the context of punishment, to set an example of the asaad regime. an example for iran and north k
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
, nicolle wallace. >> she's great. >> she's amazing. msnbc contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it and more honorable at it than the graham family and i choose to think donnie graham and the waymouth aspe
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
in washington, she took her sweets where she could find them. apparently she had her sons and others buy chocolate shells by the barrelful and she writes about the medicinal qualities of fudge. i mean it was as if she took it where she could find them. that's pretty pathetic. >> i would say that the shells are probably not bon-bons. she is not sitting on her sofa munching. they're the cocoa bean shell. you would steep them in hot water. it would be like coffee and you would add milk. she was interested in the medicinal qualities of it. i wouldn't go too far on john quincy's sourness. there is affection between the two of them and great love. otherwise she could have stayed in quincy. >> after they lost, i think, the daughter, is it true he gave her a book on the diseases of the mind? >> some months later, yes. >> it's the modernize, the insensitivity. he is certainly not a modern husband. louisa had by one count nine miscarriages. >> minimum five and a still birth, officially more. -- potentially more. they are sometimes hard to read into it because of how discreet they are with their la
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not going to make any kind of presentation. but we would just like to throw out some questions, to jump and come an analyst at jumping in with each other and we will talk about whatever you want to talk about. i would like to ask the panelist to talk about how you do things differently so how is this effective in communicating politics? >> i would like to say that we threw out the mold in terms of stories when we created politifact. we thought that the inverted term and was not going to be the way that they had a whole different form of journalism. it was something where the information was communicated both through an individual and fact chec
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 9:00pm EDT
the conversation continues at facebook.com/cspan and # cspanchat on twitter. and washington journal tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern with your phone calls and comments. formerst guest is the department of, and security chief. homeland security chief. will beseo medina talking about the august recess and immigration reform. on later, a spotlight $4.5zines and the recent billion construction project for the and tomorrow evening, we will focus our attention on the issue of media coverage of war. live at 7:00 eastern tomorrow night here on sees and. ,eason two of first ladies influence and image, began monday -- begins monday, and.mber 9, with a second all this month, we are showing encore presentations of season one each weeknight at this time, 9:00 a.m. eastern. programs on every first lady tom barbara washington abigail adams. tonight, abigail adams area -- adams. ♪ > abigail would grow to be the equal of john adams as confidante and dearest friend. >>she has really revealed herself as, yes, an 18th-century woman, but her concerns sound very modern to us today. >> john and abi
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
not a political dispute but more interesting, the ambassador to washington came out with that statement that the egyptian government was trying or at least going to review the u.s. aid and that certainly caught a lot of people here by surprise. in recent days the egyptian government has been trying to assert more of its sovereignty. it's one of the things it's criticized for, over the years it was seen that it was somewhat of a lap dog on the u.s. government's hand because the former regime of hosni mubarak was so closely allied to washington. this government is trying to distance itself from any type of foreign interference particularly those critical of its actions. when it comes to those governments that have been very close or supporting the government's crackdown they have been welcoming them and that's caught some people here by surprise. another point that caught people here off guard was the reference to the fact hat the united states and the taliban have both expressed reservations in terms of what is happening here on the ground and that was a point that the foreign minister a
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
in washington, today marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, a major celebration is planned bringing together former presidents, politicians and dozens of stars but the event is more than just a tribute to the progress made by the civil rights movement, it's a reminder of the work that remains. cnn's don lemon has much more on this. >> reporter: 50 years ago today about a quarter million people marched on the national wall on wash twush demand change. dr. martin luther king jr. sharing his dream for america from the steps of the lincoln memorial. his indelible words a watershed moment in the civil rights movement. today thousand also gather to commemorate the famous words that forever changed our country. >> 50 years ago there was so much fear, people were afraid to be afraid. the fear is gone. our country is better and we are a better people. we still have a distance to go. >> reporter: that distance front and center today as the nation's first black president will add his vision as the marquee speaker at the anniversary celebration. president obama acknowledges that, while
CNN
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches out and u.s. allies back away. this morning an international coalition to support military strikes on syria is crumbling. the most stinging rejection from washington's closest ally. take a look at the cover of "new york daily news" the british aren't coming. british lawmakers voted against taking any part of any military action. other allies like germany and france are also gun shy, still haunted by the iraq war. those concerns echo loudly in congress where more than 160 lawmakers, both republicans and democrats, are demanding at least a full debate before any strikes are launched. last night, president obama and top members of his cabinet spent 90 minutes trying to rally support among skeptical lawmakers. >> the congress, l
NBC
Aug 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to said they don't believe washington has an accurate picture of what's going on here. egypt's government says this tragic scene is what the world doesn't understand about its controversial crackdown. the remains flown to cairo tonight of 25 policemen executed in the sinai this morning. the government says they were unarmed and off duty. victims of suspected is lalamic extremists. mustafa ganzi, an adviser, says they've unleashed terrorists in benghazi. >> this is the result of having to oust the president, and those are people defending their own political views. >> reporter: in kcairo, there i now deep tension and mistrust. most shops closed even before the nighttime curfew. we have lost the joy of life. we are afraid. we are all depressed, said one woman. even so, at one of the few cakc cafes still open, they told us their thoughts. >> we're fighting a war. this is not against islam. >> reporter: many egyptians say washington, before it cuts aid, should remember that millions took to the streets last june to call on the army to expel the elected president mohamed morsi for trying to im
PBS
Aug 19, 2013 2:30pm PDT
washington. i and katty kay. 24 policemen in egypt are killed in an ambush from suspected islamist militants as violence escalates on both sides. a juror in the edward snowden case fast to increase his efforts after his partner was to obtained under british anti- terror laws. prince william gives his first interview since becoming a father, giving a hint of what little george is really like. >> he is a bit of a rascal. we will put it that way. he reminds me of my brother or me when we were younger. i am not sure which. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and also around the globe. 24 policemen in egypt were ambushed and killed by suspected islamist militants today. 36 islamist militants died in police captivity. this violence shows little sign of ending. numeral reports that former president hosni mubarak could the released in a matter of weeks. not likely to make the situation there any calmer. jeremy bowen send this report. >> the dead policemen were thrown back to cairo's military airport. the government believes that al qaeda style jihadist killed the men. egypt's
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 4:00am EDT
. and the price of fwas may be going lower. tahman bradley with more from washington. >> reporter: good news for summer travelers. gas prices are coming down. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56. at the's down a nickel from last week. >> every penny counts. every penny goes towards your budgets if other ways. >> reporter: this is just the beginning. by autumn, prices could fall to $3.40. >> if it goes down, it would be great. it would be a great thing for me. i would come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: after three straight jeers of rising prices, the gas average for next year is expected to be $3.37, the lowest average since 2010. don't look for prices to fall much more. >> the days of the national pump price below $3 is likely a thing of the past. >> reporter: just last month, gas prices shot up 15 cents in a week. today, prices are better. according to one gas survey, charleston, south carolina, has the lowest average price at $3.27. according to aaa, the price is falling because crude oil prices are lower. they predict prices will stay the same or fall m
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
on washington. >> you could be impacted by the traffic changes, fox 5's matt ackland woke up early this morning, allison. >> i love matt ackland. >> he is live. >> good morning, matt. it is >> reporter: what a beautiful weekend it will be to celebrate this anniversary of such an important piece of history. if you are coming to the city early, there is something for you to do, this is west potomac park, that is where the global freedom festival will get underway at noon. we can show you a list of what is taking later on realize the dream rally tomorrow morning, worship service on sunday at howard university. wisdom, you brought up the traffic issue. folks are saying if you can get by public transit. it is good to know the memorial bridge will be closed 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. the arlington circle should stay open unless there is an issue for pedestrians. by the way, we wanted to tell you the post office is going to be commemorating this march as they release a new forever stamp today. big reveal will take place on facebook. we are told it is a mosaic made of photos across the nation. especially to
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